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26 january 2022

10:25
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) says its pre-budget submission outlines nine specific solutions to fix the nursing and health-care professional staffing shortages plaguing Ontario's health-care system....


25 january 2022

14:34
Officials from Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters today formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will provide aviation education and training for members of the union and their...


24 january 2022

09:58
Home care has essentially stopped for nearly 6,000 vulnerable Ontarians, who have fallen victim to a serious staffing crisis also impacting hospitals, long-term care homes and ambulances. "We're being deluged with calls and we do not have the staff...


21 january 2022

13:35
Transit's refusal to close the pay gap for Whistler-area transit operators is pushing Unifor Local 114 members towards a legal strike....

12:47
The strike by 330 Teamsters at six companies in the construction industry will be continuing after today's failed mediation session yielded no progress. The rank-and-file bargaining committee and their Union representatives from Teamsters Local 174...


20 january 2022

16:46
Today CEMEX Drivers of Southern California engaged in a practice picket at the company's Los Angeles facility to demand it refrain from any interference or illegal activity during their efforts to gain union representation. The picket comes after a...

15:01
OPSEU/SEFPO filed an unfair labour practice (ULP) complaint with the Ontario Labour Relations Board, accusing the College Employer Council (CEC) and a number of colleges of interfering in the rights of members to support their union's position during...

14:50
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union supports today's passage of The American Innovation and Choice Online Act (S. 2992) by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. This legislation takes important steps toward ensuring real competition...

13:17
Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic is proud to announce she has been endorsed by Teamsters Local Union 200 and Teamsters Local 344....

13:00
The pharmacy profession is at a crisis point. The COVID-19 pandemic and the latest Omicron wave have stretched pharmacy teams to the limit. With high workloads and human resource shortages we are seeing pressures on our workforce like never before....

10:00
Based on input from an independent expert, Institute for Supply Management® recently announced the completion of its annual adjustments to the seasonal factors used in the monthly Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Manufacturing PMI® Report On...


19 january 2022

15:48
Port and rail truck drivers working for XPO Logistics across Southern California filed for an election to form a union Wednesday, setting up the first-ever National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) election involving misclassified port and rail truck...

06:00
The Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill (AGSEM), is strongly concerned about McGill University's decision to return to in-person activities on January 24th 2022, at least one week earlier than Concordia University, Université de...


18 january 2022

15:23
Registered nurses at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, will hold an informational picket on Thursday, January 20 as they seek to address longstanding nurse staffing problems that have been made...

13:53
OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says a better deal can be achieved and is advising college faculty to reject the employer's latest offer, after the College Employer Council (CEC) filed for a forced offer vote Monday. "It's still possible...

11:32
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2022, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is calling for a civil rights equity audit of Republic Services, the second largest waste and recycling company in the U.S. The union, which represents roughly 7,000...


17 january 2022

14:19
Bargaining between Via Rail and Unifor Locals representing 2000 members opened up virtually on January 17, 2022. "Members should have...

11:00
Today, the College Employer Council (CEC) representing the 24 Ontario Public Colleges, asked the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) to conduct a vote with OPSEU academic employee membership on the CEC's most recent offer. The CEC has been...


15 january 2022

17:54
Two of the country's largest pulp and paper unions, Unifor and the Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC), have reached a tentative deal with Canfor that establishes the pattern for Western Canadian forestry....


14 january 2022

20:25
OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling on MPP Doug Downey to intervene in LifeLabs union busting tactics, which is harming quality of care for the residents of Simcoe County. The union picketed outside MPP Doug Downey's office in...

17:06
Yesterday, members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and the Transportation Division of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation union (SMART-TD) who work for the BNSF Railway initiated...

12:59
Ashiru Awoyemi, a beloved community service worker for New Leaf: Living and Learning Together Inc., a community agency which specializes in helping those with intellectual disabilities and a dual diagnosis', was killed in a preventable workplace...

06:00
LifeLabs workers will protest against the unfair, unequal treatment of unionized staff, which will ultimately be bad for health care in Simcoe County, outside MPP Doug Downey's constituency office on Friday. Members from OPSEU/SEFPO Local 389,...


13 january 2022

19:17
LifeLabs workers will protest against the unfair, unequal treatment of unionized staff, which will ultimately be bad for health care in Simcoe County, outside MPP Doug Downey's constituency office on Friday. Members from OPSEU/SEFPO Local 389,...

17:30
On Wednesday, January 12, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO's Executive Council, on behalf of nearly 700,000 union workers across the Commonwealth, unanimously endorsed Attorney General Josh Shapiro for Governor. ...

13:59
The following is a statement from Teamsters Local 174 Secretary-Treasurer Rick Hicks ? on behalf of over 300 striking concrete mixer drivers and concrete plant workers and the Local 174 Executive Board ? on the ongoing sand and gravel industry...

11:07
OPSEU/SEFPO hopes the leaders at Ontario's public colleges don't ignore recent concerns expressed by the Auditor General about an over reliance on international student tuition for the colleges' financial viability. OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren...


12 january 2022

19:41
At 7:00 a.m. PST, striking concrete mixer drivers and plant workers employed by the Cadman Cement Company extended their picket line to two Cadman-owned plants in Woodinville and Smith Island, Wash. Cadman is owned by the German conglomerate...

16:00
After 15 years of service with Ciaq, as the external member of the board of directors from 2005 to 2010, then as executive director from 2012 until today, Mario Hébert has announced that he will leave his functions as of March 11, 2022. Johanne...

15:28
Today, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO's Executive Council, on behalf of nearly 700,000 union workers across the Commonwealth, unanimously endorsed Attorney General Josh Shapiro for Governor. ...

07:17
Today, King Soopers and City Market called the decision by UFCW Local 7 to strike reckless and self-serving, without regard for the implications to associates and Coloradans....


11 january 2022

14:53
The Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West and the National Health Law Program have filed a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services alleging widespread health and...

14:35
Today, King Soopers/City Market proposed, by email, a Last, Best and Final Offer to UFCW Local 7. The investment of $170 million over the next three years includes wage investments plus ratification bonuses for all associates. The company also...

14:33
Nurses from Brigham and Women's Hospital, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, are sounding the alarm about their hospital's visitor policy amid a surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the highly infectious Omicron variant. Unlike other...

12:11
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway released the following statement today in response to Talon Metals' six-year agreement to supply a major customer with nickel from its Tamarack Project in central Minnesota:...

11:05
Lyft drivers reacted to news today of Lyft dumping $2 million into a campaign committee preparing an initiative to take away minimum wage and paid sick days from drivers during the pandemic. ...

09:18
The Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ) and its school sector federations, being the Fédération des syndicats de l'enseignement , the Fédération du personnel de soutien scolaire (FPSS-CSQ), the Fédération des professionnelles et professionnels de...


10 january 2022

13:47
Effective immediately, the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO) has announced that it has joined the U.S.-based National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) as the 119th full Chapter. This marks the first NECA International...


8 january 2022

14:32
Healthcare workers across California are expressing shock and anger at the January 8th guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health allowing acute care hospitals, psychiatric hospitals and skilled nursing facilities to bring...


7 january 2022

20:43
Workers at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh this week ratified their first collective bargaining agreement that covers approximately 300 workers across 19 branches as well as the library support center....

14:29
The controversial plan to force hundreds of container trucks out of the Metro Vancouver port transportation system will cause chaos in a system already under unique pressure from the pandemic, flooding, and supply chain issues, says Unifor....

10:00
Economic activity in the hospital subsector grew in December for the 19th consecutive month, say the nation's hospital supply executives in the latest Hospital ISM® Report On Business®. The report was issued today by Nancy LeMaster, MBA, Chair of the...


6 january 2022

10:00
Economic activity in the services sector grew in December for the 19th month in a row ? with the Services PMI® exceeding 60 percent for the 10th consecutive month ? say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Services ISM® Report...


4 january 2022

13:57
Top executives at Canada's grocery giants have been paid millions in bonuses while continuing to deny pandemic pay to frontline essential grocery workers. ...

11:36
The Government of Alberta has indicated they will make a decision about the future of the RCMP in Alberta this spring, and the Department of Justice and Solicitor General will be holding a series of events to inform that decision. To hear directly...

10:00
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in December, with the overall economy achieving a 19th consecutive month of growth, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On...

09:00
The St. Vincent Hospital nurses cast an overwhelming vote on Monday to ratify a new contract, which officially ends the nurses' historic strike (301 days long) and clears the path for the hospital to begin recalling nurses to provide care to patients...


3 january 2022

20:25
After a brief break over the holidays, picket lines are now back up as 330 Teamsters continue to withhold labor as part of an Unfair Labor Practice strike. The strike began on November 19 with 34 workers at Gary Merlino Construction, but has since...

15:06
Workers at GPS Impact have voted unanimously to ratify an excellent new agreement with Local 696. The three-year agreement contains significant wage increases and will provide the 25-worker unit with stability, transparency and equity....


1 january 2022

08:00
Health care will be top-of-mind again in 2022, as the pandemic enters Year 3, Ontario pulls the plug on fax machines and applications to decriminalize possession of small amounts of controlled substances are considered by Ottawa. Watch for these...

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